Keeping pests away is important both at home and in your workplace. Think about the health risks to your employees, plus insects and rodents in the office don’t give a good impression about your business to clients. Luckily, there are pest control tips you can follow to rid your workplace of these unwanted tiny guests:
- Possible entry areas should be sealed
Most buildings and residences can be guarded against pests by limiting their access to possible entry points. Have all cracks and holes sealed. Go around your building and check for any areas and spots that could attract and provide entrance to pests, no matter how small. These cracks and holes should be sealed using caulk or foam.
- Problems with the drainage
Like humans, pests also rely on water to survive. Your drainage should be clear and problem-free to discourage pests from staying in them. It’s best to consult a contractor to help you with this dilemma.
- Always take out the trash
No matter what your business is, it will always produce garbage. Even if your trash is mostly composed of boxes and paper, pests love to make them into a home. Be sure to have the garbage removed every week and frequently power wash the garbage area.
- Eating areas should be kept clean
This is where your employees spend their breaks for meals and snacks. If you do not include keeping the area clean a part of their duties, a cleaning team should be called to keep it well-maintained. If you allow food to be kept there, require them to keep the food sealed all the time and spills should be avoided as much as possible. Additionally, one of the best ways to keep the office clean is to prohibit the bringing of food to desks or workstations.
- Redesign your exterior and landscaping
To keep pests away from your place of business, make sure that the landscaping will not attract pests. The trees and shrubs should always be cut, and they should not be located too near your building. The lawn needs to be maintained as well. You can always hire a professional to do it for you.
AIM Property Solutions offers top-quality pest control services for residences and commercial establishments. Call us today to find out how to keep your office clean and pest-free.
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